“The Hot Mic” – 2014 Best LOL Story, Aviatrix Aerogram:
My love of flight continued even through humiliating episodes. Mine included radio problems. One morning, I was in the pattern with a ‘hot’ mic, and talking out loud over my headset about how hot I thought my landings were: “*@!good one!” and other choice phrases, which was heard by the tower and throughout the sky around me.
I was the subject of endless entertainment as the tower allowed me to have several circuits of practice before telling me (with disappointment) that I had to come down in order to let other pilots in.
Other experiences included encounters with sky-doweling dragons like fog and thunderstorms. But they all contributed to my determination – the third and important ingredient to making a dream come true.